My Video Game of the Year 2011 – Dragonball: Raging Blast 2

My favorite video game thus far in 2011 is definitely Dragonball: Raging Blast 2. This game’s huge amount of playable characters, variety of game modes and accessibility to both veteran Dragonball fans and amateurs alike makes it the complete package for gamers.

Dragonball: Raging Blast 2 has over 90 characters and transformations, all of which can be used in battle. If you are a hardcore Dragonball fan, you will probably recognize most of the characters. Some, however, have never before been used in a video game. There is also one secret character, shown only in a never before released Dragonball movie, which is also included in the game. Unlike previous Dragonball games, in which players had to transform during a battle, Raging Blast 2 allows you to choose a higher transformation as a playable character before battle.

The game has several options when it comes to game modes:

Galaxy Mode: This is basically the “story mode” for Raging Blast 2. Players are given a list of characters in the game. Each character has several battles, and players strive to complete all battles for every character. In addition, completing certain battles unlocks other characters in Galaxy Mode. This allows for a large amount of game content, and from experience I can tell you that it takes quite a long time to complete all of Galaxy Mode.

Each battle in Galaxy Mode also has certain specifications which must be followed in order to complete it. For example, some battles have time limits. Others, mainly the more difficult battles, have specifications in which players will start with almost no health and must defeat an enemy with several full health bars. This makes each battle more unique, as opposed to other games where everything feels so monotonous. Upon completing a battle, players are rewarded with items which can be used to upgrade characters, as well as pictures which are stored in the game for future viewing.

The combat system in Raging Blast 2 is also incredibly easy to handle. Inexperienced gamers could easily just button-mash their way through a battle and win. The difficulty level of the game can also be raised for more adept players who get bored with AI’s that sit and let them attack.

Finally, Dragonball: Raging Blast 2 also offers both offline split screen play and online battles. These consist of 1-on-1 battles, 5-on-5 tag team battles, tournaments of up to 16 characters and more. In short, this game does not easily bore people. I have been playing Raging Blast 2 for a few months now, and I am definitely addicted. I mean, who could get tired of finding new ways to throw an opponent through a building or executing the perfect finishing move? Overall, this game is well worth buying.

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